Allen Banks and Staward Gorge – 13th October 2019

AllenbanksStawardGorge - Allenbanks_13102019M-13
Us in a little shelter high on the banks of the River Aln

Arriving early for the Allen Banks and Staward Gorge walk, we knew it was likely to be a wet day. However, for the moment, the rain was holding off.

We welcomed Jane for her first walk with Strolls with Poles and Julie gave her tuition on the technique before we took advantage of the weather and quickly did our warm up before setting off.

Continue reading “Allen Banks and Staward Gorge – 13th October 2019”

Barnard Castle & Teesdale Way – 5th October 2019

BarnardCastle - BarnardCastle_05102019M-9 Barnard Castle & Teesdale Way
Us on a bridge over the River Greta

When we checked out this walk from Barnard Castle and along the Teesdale Way back in April, we knew that it had to go onto the programme. It was lovely and varied but never straying too far from the River Tees. It also had the bonus of allowing us to visit Egglestone Abbey on the way back.

Continue reading “Barnard Castle & Teesdale Way – 5th October 2019”

November 2019 Newsletter

The November newsletter has been sent out.  Don’t forget to click the link.

I hope you enjoy reading it.  If you would like it delivered direct to your inbox please sign up on the website.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Julie x

Link to November newsletter

Haltwhistle, Featherstone and Lambley Viaduct – 21st September 2019

Haltwhistle - Haltwhistle_21092019M-2
Us at Featherstone Bridge

This walk from Haltwhistle to Featherstone and Lambley Viaduct was planned back in April. It was a lovely day then too. We could tell early on that this was going to be a good walk.

Continue reading “Haltwhistle, Featherstone and Lambley Viaduct – 21st September 2019”

Haltwhistle, Featherstone and Lambley Viaduct – 21st September 2019

Haltwhistle - Haltwhistle_21092019M-2
Us at Featherstone Bridge

This walk from Haltwhistle to Featherstone and Lambley Viaduct was planned back in April. It was a lovely day then too. We could tell early on that this was going to be a good walk.

Continue reading “Haltwhistle, Featherstone and Lambley Viaduct – 21st September 2019”

Old Bewick, Blawearie and Cateran Hole – 8th September 2019

Blawearie - Blawearie_08092019M-15
Us with Blawearie in the background

We came to Old Bewick, Blawearie and Cateran Hole earlier in the year. However, then we could barely see our hands in front of our faces. The weather on this trip was completely different and in a good way. Take a look at the gallery for evidence.

Continue reading “Old Bewick, Blawearie and Cateran Hole – 8th September 2019”

Leki Nordic Walking gloves and straps

We are sometimes asked about the gloves or straps used with our favourite poles, Leki. So, we have produced this short article detailing the types of gloves available, the size options and the poles that they fit.

The choice of gloves/straps is confusing, as there are many similar types available and several attachment methods. These attachment methods are also used across the range of poles and not just on Nordic poles. So, as a result, some of the gloves look like the standard Nordic ones but are usually used on ski poles or trail poles.

If you are thinking of purchasing any of these gloves, try clicking on the images of them. Where possible, they will take you to Amazon, where they can be purchased.

Continue reading “Leki Nordic Walking gloves and straps”

Coldingham and St Abbs – 31st August 2019

St_Abbs - St_Abbs_31082019J-5.jpg
Us at St Abb’s Head

The Coldingham and St Abbs walk is the the furthest North that we usually go. It is one of the best walks though. The views are truly outstanding along the coast and the lovely village of Coldingham is very welcoming.

Continue reading “Coldingham and St Abbs – 31st August 2019”

Historical Alnwick – 18th August 2019

Historical_Alnwick - Alnwick_18082019R-3.jpg

The Historical Alnwick walk was exactly what it says, a walk around the history of Alnwick, with a few spectacular views thrown in for good measure. This walk was Ruth’s idea, so she was our guest guide.

Continue reading “Historical Alnwick – 18th August 2019”

The Wannie Line – 4th August 2019

Wannie_Line - Wannie_Line_04082019J-1.jpg
Group shot

The start for the Wannie Line walk is not easy to find. Martin went out to the road, in front of the former National Trust Regional Office, to make sure everyone knew where the car park was.

Continue reading “The Wannie Line – 4th August 2019”